The symbolism of the Louisiana governor’s effort to grant impunity to same-sex marriage discrimination outstrips its legal import.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner refuses to collect “fair share” fees from public employees because he expects them to be found unconstitutional.
Judges can no longer directly solicit donations, but the Supreme Court signaled that further limitations on their fundraising are now unlikely.
Opponents of same-sex unions try to convince the Supreme Court that the state has no interest in "love and commitment."
The question is less whether the Supreme Court will affirm the right to same-sex unions than how it will choose to do so.
Christian Longo's tale is not just about deception. It's the horrifying reality of a man who murdered his wife and children.
Two indecipherable criminal laws passed in the 1980s now face scrutiny at the Supreme Court.
Civil-rights statutes are limited to specific situations. The religious-freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas were not.
Same-sex marriage supporters press their advantage, as the fate of statutes in Indiana and Arkansas remains uncertain.
The new statute's defenders claim it simply mirrors existing federal rules, but it contains two provisions that put new obstacles in the path of equality.
The Supreme Court considers whether putting a Confederate battle flag on a license plate should be different than urging Americans to eat more beef.
Jeffrey Rosen and Garrett Epps discuss a new play by John Strand, whose hero is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court.
The Justices reject Alabama's claims that its legislative redistricting wasn't intended to separate voters by race as chimerical.
Dave Frohnmayer was best known for a famous Supreme Court case, but he should be remembered for his fight against the rare genetic disease that afflicted his three daughters.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act may come down to one question: "How doubtful is doubtful?"
Oral arguments before the Justices offer clarity on the legal issues, but the law's fate is less certain than ever.
The Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission, and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.
A century after the Seventeenth Amendment transferred that power to the voters, legislatures and governors are devising new ways to retain it for themselves.
The Supreme Court has been asked to take a case that could deal a crippling blow to the labor movement.
Entering military conflicts without a declaration of war from Congress isn't unconstitutional—but legislators must step forward and set limits and objectives.